Movies like Night Zoo

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Night Zoo (1987)
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Night Zoo (1987)
Original name: Un zoo la nuit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marcel (Gilles Maheu) emerges from prison in hopes of a reconciliation with his dying father Albert (Roger Le Bel) in this thrilling crime drama. Raped in prison, Marcel encounters a homosexual cop involved with drug smuggling who presses him for information and sex. Marcel fights his way out of the cop's lecherous advances and is reunited with his father. The two catch up on old times on a fishing trip, and Albert reveals he has both money and cocaine stashed away for Marcel's return. Marcel and his homosexual cellmate later corner the crooked cops in a sleazy hotel to exact revenge. Julie (Lynne Adams) is Marcel's former girlfriend who works in a sex club peep show. Gay and straight scenes of rough sex permeate this film which marks the directorial debut of Jean-Claude Lauzon.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, neo noir
Plot: prison, gangsters, crimes, prostitute, heist, drug abuse, vengeance, gang, family relations, genie, drug dealing, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch, family life, couples, terminal illness, animal life, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, homecoming, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, quebec

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Most similar movies to Night Zoo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, life is a bitch and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Night Zoo: Shooters (2002), Cement (2000), Rockaway (2007), Blind Trust (1986), Gangsterland (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, gangsters, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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76%
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Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: downfall, soldier, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, gangsters, life is a bitch, gang, law enforcement, homecoming, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 260
Blind Trust (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A government ministry's fast-rising head of security asks a shadowy fixer, Meursault, to steal a bag from an armored truck. Meursault goes to Théo, a former night club owner, in prison for two years on false charges, who's being released ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: father son relationship, robbery, confined, disorder, armored car, tough heroes, heist, parents and children, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Gangsterland (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ronald, an eight year-old biracial boy, sees his life turning upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Often moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by a street gang where he dwells in a life of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, going straight, gang, crimes, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, death of mother, revenge, hopes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
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67%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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62%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
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62%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, prison life, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, prostitute, vice squad, policewoman, drug dealer, female police officer, drug dealing, police investigation, deadly, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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51%
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Final Sale (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman undergoes an illegal organ transplant only to discover that the young girl who donated the kidney died during the operation. Determined to stop this heinous activity, but torn by the moral dilemma of being saved by it, she fights against her ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: transplant, hospital, police investigation, moral dilemma, black market, couples, crimes, law enforcement, terminal illness, police, danger, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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49%
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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44%
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, chases and races, criminal's revenge, deadly, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, on the run, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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43%
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2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, hotel, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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43%
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Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison riot, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
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43%
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Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, gang, athlete's life, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, crime, down on your luck, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Forfeit (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend -- a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, scapegoat, couples, betrayal, crimes, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
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42%
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The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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41%
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Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug dealer, gang, murder, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement, bad cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, hitman, motorcycle, beach, police investigation, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, crime, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, escaped convict, betrayal, escape, righting the wronged, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, tragic hero, moral dilemma, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
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The Code (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gang, going straight, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, restaurant, on the run, danger, witnessing a crime, gangsters, injustice, power relations, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, mind game, manipulation, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that also his father and brother participated in. When he's released from jail he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: parole officer, gas station, warden, profanity, escape, gangsters, manhunt, unlikely criminals, starting over, dishonesty, going straight, heist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
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The Limit (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An elderly woman turns the tables on her kidnapper.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, love affair, undercover, frame up, mystery, gun, friendship, police corruption, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%